It’s not often that someone is handed the keys to a new home while 40 people are standing in the living room waiting for them.
Then again, few houses are constructed with the same level of community effort as Michael Bredemeyer’s new home on Greenway East in Orient. READ
Michael Bredemeyer helps on the construction of his future home. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Neither frigid cold nor threat of snow flurries could stop the more than 40 volunteers from raising the walls of Southold Town’s first Habitat for Humanity home Thursday. (more…)
Michael Bredemeyer (center) standing in front of the demolition with his grandmother, Jeanne, (left) and mother, Beverly. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Lifelong Orient resident Michael Bredemeyer never imagined he could own a house in his hometown. Even with a steady job working as assistant parks and recreation supervisor at Orient Beach State Park, he believed the high cost of living on Long Island would eventually force him elsewhere in order to purchase a home of his own — and move out from his parents’ home.